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Fit Links: How Before and After Pics Are Really Made, A Twist on Stuffed Veggies and More!

Written on August 30, 2013 at 11:23 am , by

Stuffing fresh foods with other good-for-you ingredients? We approve.

This week’s fit links from around the web:

  • Hate those gimmicky before/after photos that come with every quick-fix weight loss ad? Us, too. Which is why we love that personal trainer Mel V took matters into her own hands, and posted on Instagram how she created the “I Dropped a Crazy Amount of Weight” images in 15 minutes. - MelVFitness
  • The best city to snag a healthy meal at work? Washington, D.C., you win-Fox News
  • If you think running is enough to counterbalance sitting at a desk all day, you’re wrong. Here’s why sitting is being dubbed the new smoking. – Runner’s World
  • ‘Tis the season of weddings. We love these fun pre-bachelorette party baskets for your bride-to-be (Psssst: We spy a copy of FITNESS in there!) -Peanut Butter Fingers
  • Instead of peppers on your pizza, put the pizza in your peppers! (Say that five times fast) We’re loving this Italian twist on the stuffed veggie. -Healthful Bites

Celebrate National Nutrition Month With Foursquare

Written on March 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm , by

How healthy is your city? (Photo courtesy of Foursquare)

Written by Kate Branciforte, editorial intern

Continuing with our celebration this March during National Nutrition Month, we checked in with Foursquare, one of the hottest smartphone apps, for some healthy living data. They recently released their top 10 healthiest and least healthy cities in the U.S. based on where residents were most likely to be found. How did your hometown fare?

Top 10 Healthiest Eating Cities Based on Check-Ins to Healthy Venues

  1. Honolulu, Hawaii
  2. Burlington, Vermont
  3. San Jose, California
  4. San Diego, California
  5. Seattle, Washington
  6. Boulder, Colorado
  7. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  8. Los Angeles, California
  9. Washington, D.C.
  10. San Francisco, California

Bottom 10 Healthiest Eating Cities Based on Check-Ins to Healthy Venues

  1. Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  2. Little Rock, Arkansas
  3. Lexington, Kentucky
  4. Manchester, New Hampshire
  5. Greenville, South Carolina
  6. Scranton, Pennsylvania
  7. Peoria, Illinois
  8. Hunstville, Alabama
  9. Springfield, Missouri
  10. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Want to see your city score higher on the health scale? This information was gathered only by Foursquare users, so if you have the app (or download it for free now and follow FITNESS!), start checking in at places that promote wellness! Need some ideas? Try running trails, healthy restaurants, the grocery store or outdoor parks to get in the groove.

Now tell us: What venue could you visit for a health boost?